Fencing

One of five events that has taken place at every modern Olympic Games; the others being athletics, cycling, swimming and gymnastics. Two opponents try to strike each other with the blades of their swords while avoiding being hit themselves. There are three different swords used: the epee, sabre and foil. Each sword has different target areas that can be hit for points. The foil targets the torso, including the back; the epee targets the entire body; and the sabre targets the torso, head and arms.

In foil and sabre, competitors wear a layer of electrically conductive mesh outside of their uniforms covering the allowable target areas. This allows for electronic scoring and makes it easier to know if a hit reached a legal target area. As the target area for epee is the entire body, no mesh is needed. A cord is attached to the sword and runs up the sleeve and attaches to a scoring box at the small of the back.

Fencing takes place July 24-Aug. 1.

Venue and access information

Fencing will take place in Makuhari Messe Hall C in Chiba Prefecture. The venue has a capacity of 8,000 and is five minutes from Kaihinmakuhari Station on the Keiyo Line.


Fencing
Jul 24 | 9:00- 16:20
Makuhari Messe Hall
Women's Epée Individual Table of 64
Men's Sabre Individual Table of 64
Women's Epée Individual Table of 32
Men's Sabre Individual Table of 32
Women's Epée Individual Table of 16
Men's Sabre Individual Table of 16
Women's Epée Individual Quarterfinals
Men's Sabre Individual Quarterfinals

Jul 24 | 18:00-22:10
Makuhari Messe Hall
Women's Epée Individual Semifinals
Men's Sabre Individual Semifinals
Women's Epée Individual Bronze Medal Bout
Men's Sabre Individual Bronze Medal Bout
Women's Epée Individual Gold Medal Bout
Men's Sabre Individual Gold Medal Bout
Women's Epée Individual Victory Ceremony
Men's Sabre Individual Victory Ceremony

Jul 25 | 9:00- 16:20
Makuhari Messe Hall
Women's Foil Individual Table of 64
Men's Epée Individual Table of 64
Women's Foil Individual Table of 32
Men's Epée Individual Table of 32
Women's Foil Individual Table of 16
Men's Epée Individual Table of 16
Women's Foil Individual Quarterfinals
Men's Epée Individual Quarterfinals

Jul 25 | 18:00- 22:10
Makuhari Messe Hall
Women's Foil Individual Semifinals
Men's Epée Individual Semifinals
Women's Foil Individual Bronze Medal Bout
Men's Epée Individual Bronze Medal Bout
Women's Foil Individual Gold Medal Bout
Men's Epée Individual Gold Medal Bout
Women's Foil Individual Victory Ceremony
Men's Epée Individual Victory Ceremony

Jul 26 | 9:00- 16:20
Makuhari Messe Hall
Women's Sabre Individual Table of 64
Men's Foil Individual Table of 64
Women's Sabre Individual Table of 32
Men's Foil Individual Table of 32
Women's Sabre Individual Table of 16
Men's Foil Individual Table of 16
Women's Sabre Individual Quarterfinals
Men's Foil Individual Quarterfinals

Jul 26 | 18:00- 22:10
Makuhari Messe Hall
Women's Sabre Individual Semifinals
Men's Foil Individual Semifinals
Women's Sabre Individual Bronze Medal Bout
Men's Foil Individual Bronze Medal Bout
Women's Sabre Individual Gold Medal Bout
Men's Foil Individual Gold Medal Bout
Women's Sabre Individual Victory Ceremony
Men's Foil Individual Victory Ceremony

Jul 27 | 11:25- 15:20
Makuhari Messe Hall
Women's Epée Team Table of 16
Women's Epée Team Quarterfinals
Women's Epée Team Classification 5-8
Women's Epée Team Semifinals
Women's Epée Team Placement 5-6
Women's Epée Team Placement 7-8

Jul 27 | 18:30- 20:40
Makuhari Messe Hall
Women's Epée Team Bronze Medal Match
Women's Epée Team Gold Medal Match
Women's Epée Team Victory Ceremony

Jul 28 | 10:00- 15:20
Makuhari Messe Hall
Men's Sabre Team Table of 16
Men's Sabre Team Quarterfinals
Men's Sabre Team Classification 5-8
Men's Sabre Team Semifinals
Men's Sabre Team Placement 5-6
Men's Sabre Team Placement 7-8

Jul 28 | 18:30- 20:40
Makuhari Messe Hall
Men's Sabre Team Bronze Medal Match
Men's Sabre Team Gold Medal Match
Men's Sabre Team Victory Ceremony

Jul 29 | 10:50- 16:25
Makuhari Messe Hall
Women's Foil Team Table of 16
Women's Foil Team Quarterfinals
Women's Foil Team Classification 5-8
Women's Foil Team Semifinals
Women's Foil Team Placement 5-6
Women's Foil Team Placement 7-8

Jul 29 | 18:30- 21:30
Makuhari Messe Hall
Women's Foil Team Bronze Medal Match
Women's Foil Team Gold Medal Match
Women's Foil Team Victory Ceremony

Jul 30 | 10:00- 15:20
Makuhari Messe Hall
Men's Epée Team Table of 16
Men's Epée Team Quarterfinals
Men's Epée Team Classification 5-8
Men's Epée Team Semifinals
Men's Epée Team Placement 5-6
Men's Epée Team Placement 7-8

Jul 30 | 18:30- 20:40
Makuhari Messe Hall
Men's Epée Team Bronze Medal Match
Men's Epée Team Gold Medal Match
Men's Epée Team Victory Ceremony

Jul 31 | 10:00- 15:20
Makuhari Messe Hall
Women's Sabre Team Table of 16
Women's Sabre Team Quarterfinals
Women's Sabre Team Classification 5-8
Women's Sabre Team Semifinals
Women's Sabre Team Placement 5-6
Women's Sabre Team Placement 7-8

Jul 31 | 18:30- 20:40
Makuhari Messe Hall
Women's Sabre Team Bronze Medal Match
Women's Sabre Team Gold Medal Match
Women's Sabre Team Victory Ceremony

Aug 1 | 9:00- 16:00
Makuhari Messe Hall
Men's Foil Team Table of 16
Men's Foil Team Quarterfinals
Men's Foil Team Classification 5-8
Men's Foil Team Semifinals
Men's Foil Team Placement 5-6
Men's Foil Team Placement 7-8

Aug 1 | 18:30- 21:20
Makuhari Messe Hall
Men's Foil Team Bronze Medal Match
Men's Foil Team Gold Medal Match
Men's Foil Team Victory Ceremony

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